From 4th of February onwards, the updated Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire premium MPV models will be available for booking at all authorized Toyota dealerships and UMWT branches nationwide. The 2 new models will go on sale with prices starting from RM383,000 for the Vellfire (one variant) and RM465,000 for the Alphard (two variants).
The Vellfire and Alphard will be fully imported from Japan in 4 different colours. The colour options are Luxury White Pearl CS GF (only for Alphard 3.5 Executive Lounge and Alphard 3.5L); Burning Black CS GF (only for Vellfire 2.5L); and White Pearl C, Graphite Metallic and Black (available for both Alphard and Vellfire).
The latest Alphard and Vellfire now comes with advanced systems on the Safety and Connectivity front. This is in line with UMWT’s 360-T New Brand Experience Strategy that emphasizes Safe-T and Connectivi-T.
The new or enhanced systems are:
● Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)
● Parking Support Brake System
● 9-inch AVX Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-Ready Connectivity
● Front & Rear Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
● Vehicle Telematics System (VTS)
● Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is a suite of advanced systems that provide driver assistance to avoid accidents or reduce their severity if they occur. These include Pre-collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) – All Speed.
With Parking Support Brake System added in the 2020 models, drivers have the support of an intelligent parking system to detect objects in the surrounding areas of the vehicle during the parking process. Should any object be detected, the brakes will be automatically applied and the engine power cut back so that collisions can be avoided. Even if a collision does occur, the early action of the system can reduce damage.
Besides the Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) that enables the driver to view all round the vehicle, the front and rear DVRs constantly record the views ahead and behind. In the event of an incident and dispute, the recordings would be useful evidence for the vehicle owner.
The Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) for the Vellfire and Alphard is a connectivity feature that uses GPS/GSM to track the location of the car at all times. This can aid recovery by the police if the vehicle is stolen. VTS can also monitor and record vehicle speeds and other operating conditions that the vehicle has been subjected to, with data sent by email to a designated user.
Design-wise, the Alphard maintains its concept of “Dynamic & Formal” to give the MPV a luxurious impression and commanding presence. The Vellfire’s design concept is “Cool Tech” which strengthens the distinctive cool and modern taste, giving a unique identity to the vehicle.
As with all other models imported by UMWT, owners of the Vellfire and Alphard will enjoy a full factory warranty for peace of mind and available of replacement parts when required. Aftersales support is also assured with personnel trained to service the models using the necessary special tools and equipment.
Customers can locate the nearest showroom by visiting the Toyota Malaysia website at toyota.com.my or calling the Toyota freephone line 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682).